2006-12-14

Aces are wild at Westlake Golf Course



Chet Gregory of Westlake Village got her second hole in one at Westlake Golf Course’s 100-yard 13th hole with a 7-iron. Her perfect shot was witnessed by Shirley Conley, Teresa McManus and June Stevenson. Bill Bang of Westlake Village aced Westlake’s 18th hole from 157 yards using a 5-wood. His first-ever hole in one was witnessed by Bob Milton and […]

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The Child Within

The Child Within Recently I flew to Las Vegas to conduct a seminar. As the airplane approached its final destination the pilot announced apologetically that there would be a “slight” delay before setting down because high desert winds had forced the airport to close all but one runway. He said we would be circling the city for “a few minutes,” […]

Council impugns Bruno’s integrity



I attended the annual reorganization meeting of the Westlake Village City Council on Dec. 6. It has been the city’s tradition that the current mayor pro tem is appointed as mayor. Regretfully, the City Council broke this tradition and Mr. James Bruno did not become mayor as all other mayor pro tems have for 25 years. This decision is unjustifiable […]

Luzette Vidal



Luzette Vidal was congratulated recently for having posted more than $6 million in listings and sales transactions within a recent 60-day period. Vidal holds the firm’s International President’s Elite 2005 award, representing a top level of sales associates nationwide. Vidal is consistently among the top producers in the Westlake Village Promenade office. She holds the designation of director of estates […]

Planning commission says no to another Old Agoura ‘mansion’



It’s back to the drawing board for an Old Agoura resident whose plan to build his dream mansion was recently suspended by the Agoura Hills planning commission. Terry Gray submitted plans to build a 5,764-square-foot, single story residence on an acre in Old Agoura, on the northeast side of Fairview Place near the Colodny Drive intersection. At stake is the […]

Seven family members rise to Eagle Scout



Seven relatives and a close friend, most from Westlake Village, earned Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, on Nov. 25. The young men of Troop 755 are the third generation of their family to achieve the prestigious honor. All are between the ages of 15 to 19. Brothers Michael and Thomas Lang and their cousins, Danny Lang, Dean Lang, Jason […]

Westlake, T.O. business people meet



GOOD TIMES—Al Jonas is welcomed by, left, Sara Hipple and Melissa Rivera of JAFRA at a recent Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce mixer.

Maddox leads Oak Park over NPHS

Senior center scores 30 points as Eagles down Panthers, 67-53

Things sure are different at the varsity level. Newbury Park High sophomore center Charles Benton learned that lesson Tuesday night as the Panthers opened the 8th annual Oak Park High School Boys Varsity Tournament against the host Eagles and their sensational senior center, Kareem Maddox. After missing his first five shots from the field, Maddox bounced back to score a […]

Family Festival coming to Reagan Library



The public is invited to the Menorahof Freedom Kindling Ceremony Tues., Dec. 19 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The lighting follows a Community Family Festival which begins at 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public and includes children’s choir, dignitaries, live music, bird show, face painter, juggler and clown, hot latkes and […]

Council member was ‘mugged’



In past years, the office of mayor of Westlake Village was ceremonially passed without incident to the sitting mayor pro tem. Not this year, however. Instead, the citizens of our city were subjected to the civic mugging of our honorable and hardworking Mayor Pro Tem Jim Bruno. It seems that the council ostensibly acted to shield the electorate from a […]